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Online Bachelor's Degree: Cyber Operations

Cyber Operations
Bachelor of Science
  • 120 credits
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • $324 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Advance in your career with an online bachelor’s degree in cyber operations from University of Maryland Global Campus. Increase your marketability by learning and developing career-relevant skills including software development and cloud programming. Expand your knowledge base under the direction of experienced faculty members who bring their practical expertise to the classroom. Earn your degree on your own time with our convenient online courses and save time and money with our generous transfer credit policy. Why wait? Take the first step and apply today!

Gain Knowledge in Cybersecurity, Programming, Information Technology, & More

UMGC’s online cyber operations program is designed to help you build career-relevant skills in network security, cybersecurity, information technology, and computer programming. You’ll leverage hacking tools, customize computer scripts and applications, and employ techniques to conduct offensive and defensive cyberspace operations. The program will help enable you to detect and triage security alerts, assess risks, automate threat detection, and respond to adversary attacks while helping our country gain an advantage in cyberspace across all domains. The conceptual, clinical, and theoretical skills you acquire in this program may help you stand out in the market and become an effective problem-solver at your organization.

  • You can join one of our cyber-focused student organizations such as computer club or Upsilon Pi Epsilon (the international honor society for computing and IT).
  • Try out for the award-winning Cybersecurity Competition Team to gain hands-on experience and develop your skills in the Virtual Security Lab and nationwide competitions.
  • We offer competitive tuition rates for Maryland residents, as well as discounts for military servicemembers and their spouses and dependents.

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2024–2025 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each bachelor’s degree webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all bachelor’s degrees.

Develop Career-Ready Skills in Cyber Operations

Employers highly value the knowledge and skills that you cultivate in this program and can easily translate to almost any modern industry in a cyber role such as software developer or security software engineer. Program graduates develop crucial skills in project management, communication, teamwork, software development, software engineering, and cybersecurity. Our program directors refresh and update the curriculum regularly, with a focus on helping students achieve the following: 

Unlock Your Career Potential

This program is designed to help prepare you for technical and leadership roles in diverse application development and security settings, including high-demand areas such as coding, security analysis, security management, application and software architecture, information security, intrusion analysis, penetration testing, programming languages, software development, software engineering, security and code auditing, intelligence, and system architecture.

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Job Growth
Information security analysts’ employment rate is projected to grow 32 percent from 2022 to 2032, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | “Occupational Outlook Handbook” | Last Reviewed: April 30, 2024
Cyber Employees
The cybersecurity workforce comprised of more than 1 million people in 2024.
Source: CyberSeek | “Cybersecurity Supply/Demand Heat Map” | Last Reviewed: April 30, 2024

Practice Real-World Skills in Your Cyber Courses

Throughout your curriculum, your instructors will assign coursework that may help you prioritize real-world skills and experience. You will learn real-world skills in your classes at UMGC through our hands-on, project-based labs using our state-of-the-art virtual laboratory environment. Examples of specific projects for this program include:

  • Use cyber industry standard tools to identify web application vulnerabilities.
  • Use threat intelligence feeds and appropriate data sources to prepare for possible cyber attacks by state-sponsored cyber espionage groups.
  • Use NSA-developed reverse engineering and malware analysis tools to identify indicators of compromise and malware infections in intelligence scenarios.
  • Analyze and correlate log events to detect and mitigate cyber attacks.
  • Configure and monitor a honeypot to identify sources of intrusion and other anomalous computer network activities.

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